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Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
're having this huge argument right now. and i think partly because the obama administration about whether the profit incentive is even relevant in today's world. >> i think that's a fair point. i think it's a very important argument to have. by the way, higher education, the for profit guys are the ones paying taxes, both property and income taxes, whereas the not for property guys are the ones receiving subsidies. as far as i'm concerned, money is money. the only difference in private and public money is ideological. you draw a line between the two. public money becomes purer -- >> but it's worth ten cents on the dollar. >> i don't disagree with you. >> you're one of the old democrats. you're looking around saying what am i. >> i don't -- by the way, it's sort of what we were talking about earlier with iran. i don't think it's a question of choosing one or the other. i think you need to have a healthy balance of both. but if you start off with a regulatory bias against the for profit sector. >> you do. >> i understand, i don't disagree. >> i'm appealing to you, stand up and be -- >> i'm
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
obama on the air right now that would be better than the minimum wage. because recall, 40% of unemployed people today are long-term unemployed, disproportionately in the bottom 20% and those people will be hurt by minimum wage increases. but you and i agree that minimum wage people could make more money to support their families better. what's a better policy starting right now that president obama should be talking about instead of what he's doing, which is hurting poor people such they can make more money no matter how much it costs. >> look, just to be clear. i like the question, but i don't agree with the premise. i do think a moderate increase would help. to answer the part of your question that i agree with, here's what i think he should do. the earned income tax is a very important pro work subsidy. this is a good way to help low-wage people. but for childless adults, adults who don't have kids, it's rea y really -- i would increase the childless adult part of the earned income credit so that single folks can make a decent wage, as well. >> so you -- will you acknowledge i didn't
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
pleased with the kind of response he's been getting from the obama administration about security. and depending on where you look, congressman, you know, people on the right to some extent say there was never even any thought to getting security in there. and people on the left say, you know, when i had a kid, should i have gotten rid of my kid when i saw a few glitches? no, you fix the glitches. it's a wide spectrum. what wept into the planning for security? >> well, unfortunately, not much. this isn't about wanting the site to fail itself. you're pushing people. people have lost their health care. they need to be able to access this site in order to get on and get a policy by january. so that's our concern. and what you've done is you've opened them up to a level of risk using this website i've never seen. standard site of this size would be about 500,000 lines of code, roughly, maybe a little less. the code in is about 5 million lines of code. and it has never been thoroughly tested. and so we know of a very low level access problem and meaning that somebody cou
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
anybody wants is a shutdown other than maybe harry reid and president obama distracting from the patient protection and affordable care act. i'm the right wing saying we need to use the full name. but no, the federal government does enough harm to our economy, day in and day out. the last thing we need is keep on additional harm by shutting down the government. i know republicans are absolu absolutely dedicated to fixing the long-term problem. but we certainly don't want a shutdown at all. i know paul ryan. and i think chairman murray are really working together to try to stabilize the situation, come up with something. if we can get some long-term mandatory reforms in exchange for, you know, some sequester relief, maybe plus up some defense, i know people are highly concerned about readiness in our military. and you've got to do a little giving from that standpoint. you need some real structure reform to the long-term mandatory spending programs in order for that deal to work. >> it puts it out past the 2014 election. >> that's they're talking. let's hope nobody throws a poison pill in
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> and, again, obama care developers, are they available to develop this for us for the federal -- >> i don't know. they might be busy right now. >> maybe we can wait. if somebody like amazon could deal with figuring out 5,000 different tax jurisdictions, it would be a pain, but they could figure it out. >> they can deliver packages with a drone, they can figure this out. >> right. it's complicated stuff, but it's people who are the -- >> was that a pr stunt yesterday or was that -- >> they are becking it up. they are still saying they can do it. >> fred smith of -- >> he said that flying in general is much harder just logistical logistically. >> was he a fighter pilot? >> he is. but he talked about the worries of terrorism, if it's not completely regulated in the right way. but he did take it seriously, sent me an article about how it is moving from military to some commercial uses. but didn't sound like it was nearly as imminent to him. i asked the u.p.s. guy and the guy couldn't answer because liesman was laughing so hard that i asked the u.p.s. guy. but it's a legitimate question. i
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